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Doncaster appoint Gary Thornton as head coach

Former Batley and York head coach Gary Thornton has been unveiled by Kingstone Press Championship club Doncaster as the successor to Paul Cooke.

Doncaster appoint Gary Thornton as head coach

The 34-year-old Thornton was in charge of Batley from 2003-09 and was last season named Championship 1 coach of the year after guiding York to a first-placed finish.

Former Doncaster captain Peter Green will join Thornton's backroom team as assistant coach in time for Sunday's game at Bradford.

Doncaster chief executive Carl Hall said: "I think Gary is a good fit for this club to take us forward on and off the field. He has a proven track record at this level of rugby league and I wish him the best of luck in the job."

South Yorkshire PCC promotes restorative justice campaign

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is raising awareness of the force's restorative justice programme.

South Yorkshire PCC, Alan Billings

Doctor Alan Billings, is promoting the scheme which offers victims of crime the chance to meet the criminal who offended against them to get answers and move on from the experience.

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Doncaster trains delayed after equipment problem

A problem with line-side equipment at Doncaster is causing delays of up to 35 minutes to all services through the station.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 14:30.

Furman among 11 players released by Doncaster

South African midfielder Dean Furman is among 11 players released by Doncaster Rovers.

Furman was a key player for Doncaster this season despite the club failing to gain League One promotion. Credit: Press Association

Jamie McCombe, Theo Robinson, Abdul Razak, Reece Wabara and Stephen Bywater have also been told they can leave the Keepmoat Stadium.

Released:

  • Jamie McCombe
  • Theo Robinson
  • Abdul Razak
  • Reece Wabara
  • Dean Furman
  • Stephen Bywater
  • Lewis Ferguson
  • Alex Peterson
  • Aron Gordon (Not offered professional contract)
  • Alexander Head (Not offered professional contract)
  • Jack McClaren (Not offered professional contract)

Retained (offered new deals):

  • Rob Jones
  • Kyle Bennett
  • Ben Askins (6 month contract until 31/12/15)
  • Mitchell Lund
  • Harry Middleton
  • Liam Wakefield
  • Billy Whitehouse
  • Matthew Davies (Extended scholarship)

Final flight for Doncaster vulcan bomber

A vulcan bomber aircraft, which is stationed in Doncaster, will enter its final flying season this year.

Avro Vulcan XH558 Credit: Vulcan to the Sky Trust

The Avro Vulcan XH558 was flown by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1985.

It will fly for the final time this Autumn before going on display at The Vulcan Aviation Academy and Heritage Centre at Robin Hood Airport.

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